The Houston Texans finished Saturday’s game in the Win column.
On a gorgeous night in Green Bay, the Houston Texans got the better of the Packers in their 26-7 week 1 preseason victory at Lambeau Field. This was head coach David Culley’s head coaching debut and frankly, it was a solid performance for the 26 year NFL assistant coach.
Quite a few storylines were heading into this week 1 matchup against the Packers, and after the game positions and depth charts are starting to take shape.
The Texans backfield which is crammed with Phillip Lindsay, Mark Ingram, David Johnson, and Rex Burkhead only saw Lindsay and Johnson early on. Lindsay played very minimal snaps in the first week but compiled five carries for 14 yards. Mark Ingram who was also suited up, did not see any action on the field in this contest.
Wide receiver is an interesting position to look at for the Houston Texans as well after what seemed to be an overhaul of the position for the red, white, and blue. Chris Conley led the way with four receptions for 51 yards. His longest reception being for a 17 yard gain. Nico Collins, the rookie from the University of Michigan reeled in one reception off of one target, and it was a monster reception for 24 yards.
While some of the position battles for the Houston Texans are beginning to heat up, it will be interesting to see how the roster fills out after the 85 man roster cut on August 17th. As the coaches and staff look at who to keep and who to send home, there are three major takeaways for the Houston Texans from their preseason win on Saturday.